Tuesday, April 21, 2009

old pics

Here's Dale talking to my sister's son one Christmas. It's probably 1993, or 1994.
He was said to look like a cross between John Stamos, Young Mel Gibson, and Clinton Kelly, from What Not to Wear. Dale and Clinton Kelly had the same mouth, so whenever I watch it, the memories rush back.

The last pic was taken in July of 2002, a few months before his death. One of his final wishes was to visit Gary and Glynis on Vancouver Island, so we flew out and rented a car. After we arrived up island, he took Gary for a drive, even though Dale didn't have a license anymore and wasn't permitted to drive due to his failing health. We figured, what could they do? Even if he was caught, he wouldn't live to answer to the charges.

Jamie is cleaning out the basement to have a garage sale and came across a lot of these photos. When I look at them now, it seems like they took place a lifetime ago.


  1. Thank you for sharing these personal photos and your honest thoughts with all of us. Your blog just resonates with true emotion and genuine honesty. It's a pleasure to drop by here.

  2. septembermom - thank you so much. I'm never sure if these thoughts of Dale and what we went through would be too much for my readers here, and I guess some people just don't know what to say.
    I appreciate your comment more than you know.